Councils in Brampton and Mississauga agreed to rescind bylaws restricting tobacco smoking in outdoor public spaces and replace it with one that also restricts vaping.
The ban, which aligns with the Region of Peel’s new regulations first tabled in September, applies to outdoor public spaces, outdoor municipal properties, outdoor public construction sites and within nine metres of entrances to indoor places and indoor workplaces.
With these restrictions, Brampton and Mississauga join a growing number of municipalities across the country that have put such restrictions into place.
This is a step in the right direction given the recent spate of vaping-related deaths and illnesses across North America.
“It is important for Canadians to know that vaping does have health risks and that the potential short- and long-term effects of vaping remain unknown. Non-smokers, people who are pregnant and young people should not vape,” Health Canada said. -CINEWS